Governor Withdraws Emergency Rule For Business Violations

From NPRIllinois: Governor J.B. Pritzker has withdrawn an emergency rule that would have subjected businesses opening in violation of the state’s stay-at-home order to a misdemeanor. 

But now lawmakers could consider a different approach for enforcement.

Democratic Senator Bill Cunningham of Chicago is working on legislation that would include fines for those business owners who ignore restrictions. 

“And we think it’s appropriate that we deal with this problem through the regular legislative order and that’s what we are committed to doing this week.”

The governor says if lawmakers don’t follow through, he’ll introduce a new emergency rule.